Braves edge past Dodgers

...season."I moved back over the first-base side (of the rubber)," Wood said. "It just feels like the ball's coming out...longer pitching from the middle or the third-base side of the rubber, Wood was particularly efficient after allowing the first two...

Teen uses noodling style to catch huge flathead catfish at Clarks Hill Lake

...That's the generic term for diving into the water with a PVC pipe rigged with a treble hook, heavy twine and a ball of foam rubber that can be shoved into a big flathead's lair to entice a bite."I can hold my breath for a minute and a half," he said...

Playground equipment can pose burn risk to children in summer's heat

...there are other dangers. Plastic and rubber can heat up to dangerous levels even when...least 10 were associated with plastic, rubber or other non-metal surface.Children...children sit, dark-colored plastics or rubber areas and asphalt or concrete all pose...

Sandy Koufax, Johnny Bench take part in ceremonial first pitch

CINCINNATI - After Sandy Koufax threw the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game off a rubber placed about 45 feet from home plate to Johnny Bench wearing a red and black gloves, the two items were immediately taken to the...

Imagination Station lets kids explore, build young minds

...colorful, padded floor in the literacy room of Imagination Station on Thursday, carefully putting small toys inside lidded rubber blocks with letters on them.Her older sister, Lita, 9, was busy playing outside in Hickman Park with 8-year-old James...

Mat is a walking hazard

...danger to pedestrians.On the corner of 10th and Broad streets at the curb closest to the Juvenile Court building is a red rubber mat just as a person steps onto the sidewalk. One corner of that mat is loose and broken off. It is apparent that several...

Germany edges France, advances to semifinals in Women's World Cup

...setting off a German celebration in this French-speaking city. HOT TOPIC: The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters.The artificial turf at the Women's World Cup is taking a toll...

Augusta GreenJackets field thriving under groundskeeper Zach Severns

...widened the basepaths by a couple feet, got the back infield arc to its proper height and put in new base anchors, mound rubbers and a home plate.Manager Mike Goff, and current players who previously played at Lake Olmstead, have complimented Severns...

Fire shuts down half of tire plant

...combines up to 3,000 pounds of natural and synthetic rubbers together. "The rubber went under a conveyer belt and ignited because it...precaution. Bridgestone Firestone makes tires and other rubber products and has about 1,000 employees at the...

Single engine rule is a good one

...dead. The loss of rubber wedges, known as "bump rubbers" was a surprise...start a race with bump rubbers in the front springs...relatively easy to remove a rubber and change the handling...dollars worth of bump rubbers and springs, as well...

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